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NEW YORK – In the midst of "substantial growth" Ascend Clinical Laboratory decided it needed to replace its existing Siemens Healthineers immunoassay analyzers with newer systems.

In March, it did so, completing installation of the Siemens Healthineers next generation of analyzers, the Atellica IM 1600, to replace the Advia Centaur XPT, which Ascend was already using. So far, the switch has resulted in greater testing efficiencies and management of increased testing demand, Andrew Fountaine, manager of immunochemistry testing at the Redwood City-based lab, told 360Dx.

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